A cathedral without a heart in ...
- holmertz (72309)
- [2018-07-02 10:46]
I agree that the WS from the square looks quite terrible, but in the main photo you managed to gather all the persons present into a small crowd in the foreground. You make central Managua look like a very hectic place. Reading the note I get a different impression, so I wonder who were their customers. Did you buy from all of them just to make them happy? The photo is well composed and the colours are remarkable.
I guess I should take the opportunity to wish Belgium good luck before the game starting in a few minutes.
- ikeharel (91780)
- [2018-07-02 10:47]
Even with those reasons mentioned - the original beauty of this cathedral would never be ruined. It sure had an imposing grandeur in past time, still marvelously shown.
A photo from a relative distant point allow you to add a daily-life action to the whole.
- lousat (110347)
- [2018-07-02 11:21]
Hi Paul,all reamains after the earthquake days,no works and a strange sensation like to live the "day after",especially in your WS without people inside. A very curious post,and interesting note about the history of this damnaged cathedral. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- pajaran (80065)
- [2018-07-02 11:28]
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep trg i stara arhitektura, lepa Katedrala.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice moment.
Nice square and old architecture, beautiful Cathedral.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
- danos (110381)
- [2018-07-02 12:55]
the results of the earthquake are terrible with lot of people to die and hundreds of constructions to are collapsed.The church we see from this distance looks rather good with the people on the foreground to add life in the scene.The WS complete the scenery.
- Tue (58268)
- [2018-07-02 13:13]
Een prachtige foto van deze kathedraal, die daar zo schitterend in de zon op het midden van het plein staat. De overhangende bomen en de schaduwen in de voorgrond zorgen voor een mooi contrast en de mensen zorgen voor een mooie impressie van het leven hier.
- Fis2 (126419)
- [2018-07-02 13:48]
Curious scene from daily life.
Excellent frame, colors and light.
I like church and interesting towers.
- carlo62 (70284)
- [2018-07-02 14:05]
le foto sono molto belle, tutte, ma questa è sicuramente la migliore, le persone sono un ottimo ingrediente per migliorare le foto, soprattutto se movimentano la scena o hanno qualcosa mi molto colorato, qui hai tutto questo.
- PiotrF (35044)
- [2018-07-02 14:36]
An interesting note about your visit to Managua.
Interesting view of the ruins of the cathedral.
In TE there are very few photos from this country.
Great composition from this place.
I like very good POV and wonderful colours.
- worldcitizen (11090)
- [2018-07-02 16:51]
This is another excellent set of photos. There is a slight tilt to the left in the main photo, but I'm being a bit too picky. ;-) The views are all interesting, and so is your note. Seeing the blue banner on the church from a closer POV in the WS also made me look up more info about the poet Ruben Dario. It's a shame the church hasn't been restored, but even in it's current state it is still beautiful.
- ChrisJ (138344)
- [2018-07-02 18:15]
The same thing happened to aid money sent to the victims of the 1980 earthquake in Italy. The Camorra criminal organisation is still operating to this day and still ripping off the people of Naples & Campania. The missing cross on the left is testament to the destructive power of the earthquake here. Tfs
The picture was taken just a few days before the civil unrest in the country took place. Today, two months after the "revolution" there are over 300 citizens of the country death, killed by the police or snipers on behave of the Ortega gang government. The country is heading towards a total chaos and despair situation, the world media does not put much attention to it, while innocent people suffer. Thanks for showing this peacefully looking scene from the capital city.
- papagolf21 (130389)
- [2018-07-02 22:34]
Bonjour, cher Paul,
Je suis toujours avide de lire "Les Belles Histoires de l'oncle Paul, du journal Spirou", pardon Paul pour cet aparté.
Mais vos notes sont passionnantes, l'on apprend beaucoup grâce à votre ressenti et vécu sur place.
Quant à la cathédrale fermée...
- jemaflor (116166)
- [2018-07-02 23:18]
Bien cadrée cette église avec ces personnes en avant-plan qui donne un aperçu de la vie locale, bonne gestion des contrastes de luminosité et intéressante note.
- dkmurphys (75014)
- [2018-07-02 23:47]
Fine postcard with the impressive cathedral. I like the composition with the merchants enjoying the shadow.
- dta (91048)
- [2018-07-03 0:24]
Bonjour PAul ,
Composition intéressante , entre ombre et lumière , avec les branches d'arbres comme je les aime . La cathédrale semble en pente , mais le lampadaire est bien droit : ça fonctionne bien .
great post for TE, love this one. But as you say, Gert wouldn't be too happy here hahaha
after reading your note I have many questions. First of all, can you enter the Cathedral? In your note you said no but it doesn't look to have a fence or guards or security around. I'd be tempted to try. Or perhaps i'm not seeing the fence.
Second...so after all these years, the government still hasn't put any money into rebuilding this? wow...thats shocking. What's not shocking, sadly, is how the politicians at the time basically took the Aid money...how disgraceful is that - idiots.
The outer shell of the Cathedral looks to have held up, but then again we are far away. The lady holding the itmes on the left makes me laugh bc there are no tourists around, as you pointed out.
great TE post, wonderful
- fotka (5751)
- [2018-07-03 5:34]
Managua in Nicaragua has bad reputation as you said in your note and most tourists who visit go straight to Granada. Too bad because tourism is an excellent business for the country.
Nice square with cathedral in BG but without of life.
Well done photo as well colors, light and sharpness.
- emka (125663)
- [2018-07-03 10:43]
From this place, the cathedral looks impressive and I wouldn't think it is in ruin and abandoned. You were very brave to go there alone when Managua has not a good reputation. I am glad that you met only friendly people. Mayne the warnings in Lonely Planet were exaggerated. On the other hand, there was unrest shortly after. Nice also Workshop pictures. beautiful colours.
Kind regards MAlgo
- jhm (177562)
- [2018-07-03 11:00]
De kathedraal komt prachtig in het licht te staan.
Door de schaduw in de voorgrond krijgen we een mooi contrast foto.
De dame met de ballons geeft extra kleur aan de foto.
Goed foto werk bedankt.
Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen,
- mesutilgim (104996)
- [2018-07-03 13:01]
Very nice capture from Managua, taken with perfect pov and ligth management.
Showing us both this nice architecture and a scene of Daily life.
Many interesting and useufll notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
- COSTANTINO (81958)
- [2018-07-03 14:46]
Hello dear friend and have a nice time
no more comments
only reading that on December 23 1972 an 6 2 earthquake
devastated Managua leveling more than 25 city blocks
11000 people were killed
what coud I say for this??
nothing at all
- rychem (57313)
- [2018-07-03 22:16]
A sad photo, ruins as result of an earthquake, this is one of examples of damage after an earthquake, a very nice photo although the subject is depressing
- Silvio1953 (174170)
- [2018-07-04 4:36]
Ciao Paul, great view of fantastic cathedral, nice daily life scene with people at work, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- Nicou (171632)
- [2018-07-04 8:22]
quel cadrage végétatif et vue quelle iamge et cpatage sueprbe compo avec ces marchands et leurs charettes en premier plan cette églsie en fond quelle vue splendide captage.
Bravo et amitié
- adramad (57114)
- [2018-07-05 10:40]
An interesting note that helps us understand this empty square and only see the sellers in the foreground, the cathedral is an immense building or rather the skeleton of it, your POV is fantastic.
The management of color and light, are magnificent, highlighting the beauty and sharpness of the image.
Very well done. I like it
Enjoy a good day
Very best regards.
- boa (7899)
- [2018-07-05 12:36]
it must be a rather strange feeling to visit a square with almost no people! Places like this are always crowded and full of life.
It seems that we like to travel to same destinations(I think we have talked about that before) I have actually had plans to visit Nicaragua a couple of years now. Perhaps it will be in Feb-19 if I don't travel in West Africa. Your shot is very clear and sharp with excellent colors, a good note too! Tfs!
Have a nice evening/
- Lidka (527)
- [2018-07-05 12:37]
Amazing church, amazing architecture. Fine people. Fine scene and poses. Superb tree, leaves. Good POV, very good capture. Superb frame. Original picture.
- pierrefonds (83035)
- [2018-07-05 15:15]
La présence des personnes anime la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des ruines de la cathédrale. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
- Cricri (144116)
- [2018-07-09 10:00]
Elle est belle cette image de la cathédrale avec trois scènes différentes dans l'ombre, intéressant WS
- jmdias (80623)
- [2018-07-09 16:29]
it should have be restored or, at least, the ruins made more secure and resistant. even in ruins it is very beautiful.excellent image with a beautiful view. a rare image of this capital.
- cornejo (55808)
- [2018-08-06 12:37]
Hello Paul, very good picture of this interesting scene of everyday life with the cathedral in the background, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy beginning of the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.